MTEL Workshops in September!
We are in the process of finalizing dates for zoom workshops in Comm. & Lit and Foundations for September. Workshops will be 2 hour weekly sessions over several weeks. These workshops are $50 and are generally for students who have an MTEL test date for Fall 2020. A separate 2-3 hour workshop on MTEL open responses (writing) will be in October.
Please check your email the week of 8/17 for details on all workshops and how to register.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - ℘ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Testing Centers are OPEN!
To find the nearest testing center for your MTEL, click here and click "Seat Availability" on the right. Please note that not all testing centers offer all tests. If you can't find a date, try expanding your search area to further distances (the MTEL is available in MA, NY, CT, and NH). As of August, there are very limited dates for subject tests and general curriculum, most booking in 2021. Comm. & Literacy and Foundations have the most availability in 2020 and are generally easier to secure a date.
For licensure/practicum questions during COVID:
School of Edfirstname.lastname@example.org (you must register for Practicum Readiness before Practicum)
School of Counseling/Psych email@example.com
FREE Cambridge College Resources (ESL is listed in pink letters)
Communication & Literacy Overview: Test-taking Skills Class
This free 1 hour class is a great start for students preparing to take the Communication & Literacy MTEL. It helps students understand the format of the test and teaches general test-taking strategies, study tips, & practice questions. Students can attend in person or by ZOOM on 4/4, 5pm-6pm. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Self-Paced Learning: The CELT (CELT@cambridgecollege.edu) offers FREE reading and writing software to improve students’ reading and writing skills. When used consistently, this software helps increase students’ MTEL scores.
Tutoring: The CELT offers free one-on-one tutoring up to twice a week. To schedule a tutoring lesson, log into Starfish from MyCC Home Page and select “Services”- “Boston Academic Success Center”. For ESL support, select tutor Kathleen Hartnett. For General Curriculum, Communication & Literacy, and Foundations of Reading, select Christine Zuppa (available starting March 20th)
Cambridge College Online Library has MTEL test prep books in almost every subject area. These books include study information and practice tests, and are free for students. Log into MyCC (library>Cambridge College Online Library) and search for MTEL. For General Curriculum tests, check out the book “What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know.”
Paid MTEL resources
This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L reading test. This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test.
This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L writing test. This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test.
Use this document to learn what MTELs you'll need to take in order to complete your degree in licensure.